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A Beyond Ordinary Big 5 Experience

About Us

Nestled within the bushveld of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve you will find the 4 Star graded Abendruhe Lodge with 4 superb air conditioned self-catering Log Cabins!

Whether on business or for leisure in the Reserve, Abendruhe will offer you the comfort of home within the bush. Enjoy a full bush experience with spectacular views, passing game and the perfect place to sip on a sun downer.

Experience the all of the wildlife Dinokeng Game reserve has to offer including lion, rhino, elephants, and cheetah. Join one of our professionally guided game drive or test your spotting skills by exploring the self drive route at your own pace.

Situated just 46km (34 minute drive) from Pretoria and 87 km(60 minute drive) from the OR Tambo International Airport, Abendruhe Lodge  in Dinokeng Game Reserve is a place where one can gather your thoughts and forget the hustle and bustle of city life.



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What We Offer


Self Catering

All of our cozy cabins are fully equipped for self catering. Enjoy a bushveld braai right on your stoep!


Game Drivers

Join our guide in an open safari vehicle exploring the magnificent African bushveld. Big 5 games drives make the most of latest sightings to provide animal spotting at its best.

Book Your Big 5 Experience!

If there’s one thing Africa does better than anywhere else in the world, it’s wildlife and there are few wildlife experiences that can beat the undiluted thrill of a face-to-face encounter with a member of Africa’s Big 5.

What Our Guests Have To Say

  •   Excellent place to stay. The lodges are so clean and fully equipped with everything. The hosts Anita and Gunter are so welcoming and go out of their way to make… read more

  •   We just love to stay at Abendruhe lodge. Everytime a awesome experience. You sit on your stoep, relax, breath and during the day you will see a variety… read more

  •   Great value for money and an absolute gem.
    It is very clean and the lodge goes above and beyond to make it a memorable and enjoyable experience.

    The… read more

    Michelle C
  •   For a place that is close to JHB this has to be one of the most relaxing places to go to for a quick get away the place has everything… read more

  •   It’s clear that Anita and günter have put their heart and soul into creating this 5 star bush oasis.
    You are able to get the best of both worlds,the total… read more

  •   Anita and Gunther you guys are so humble, friendly and caring. Abendruhe is my favourite place to be. Absolutely clean. We didn’t want to leave. I wouldn’t stay anywhere else… read more

  •   This is a wonderful stay- only about an hour from Johannesburg. Anita and Gunter are great hosts! Clean, air condtioned and lovley pool looking out to water hole with grazing… read more

    thumb Myr L
  •   We stayed at Abendruhe Lodge as a family group of 7 adults spanning 3 generations for 2 nights. We agreed that we all had a great experience. Anita &… read more

  •   My boyfriend and I wanted a weekend away to relax and really feel like we away from the busy city. Abendruhe Lodge is exactly what you need to relax and… read more

    Claudia B
  •   From arrival to departure, you are welcomed. The hosts Anita and Gunter are the most wonderful, kind and caring people. The cabins are the best self catering units we have… read more


Latest News & Awards

Abendruhe Lodge has received a Travellers' Choice Award on